Do we care enough about requirements?

My first post…

Hi I have been working with requirements for years now and am absolutely amazed about process many organisations apply when they write requirements. I have thought many things over the years and here are some things:

Why bother doing reviews on technical specifications when you don’t know the rationale behind the requirements?

Why write requirements if you know that the design organisation doesn´t care and almost have the design ready before the requirements are written?

Why put hours and hours behind a requirements management tool and a solid process for managing your requirements when you don’t put the same effort into the design of the requirements and specifications?

Why do organisations not realize that an error found in a faulty requirement only cost a fraction in cost compared to an error seen in the product?

I want to address these issues and many more in my blog an invite you to add topics you would like to discuss. Let’s make this the best requirements blog on the planet J

I will finish this first post with a story from the wonderful fairy-tale Alice in Wonderland. It is cute and just imagine if your organisation is like Alice? Do you know where you want to go with your Requirements Engineering work, or do you not care?

Hope to meet you on-line!

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.

”Which road do I take?” she asked.

”Where d o yo u want to go?” was his response.

”I don’t know”, Alice answered.

”Then”, said the cat, ”it doesn’t matter.”

– Lewis Carroll



One thought on “Do we care enough about requirements?

  1. Some of your sections remind me of an ordinary “Reverse-Engineering”. You are naming the organization and I’m talking in my blog about the management. They have something in common 🙂


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